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GLEE’s Harry Shum Jr.: I Want to Surprise People With What Mike’s Capable Of

January 24, 2012 by  

It’s no secret GLEE’s Harry Shum Jr. (Mike) is a fantastic dancer, and with the show devoting an upcoming episode as tribute to Michael Jackson, it would only seem natural this would be a chance for him to shine. But will Shum be trotting out any classic MJ moves?

“I think some classics and, I guess, some interpretations of MJ moves,” Shum told me recently. “What I’m really excited about for Mike Chang is that the show has [showcased] a lot of dancing, different styles, different songs that he’s been able to dance to. But this one, I want to surprise people with what he’s capable of. And hopefully showcase things that people have never seen on national television, in terms of interpreting what’s been put on film for dance. So I’m excited for that.”

As for what other unusual things Shum would like the chance to explore, he told me he’d love to see what Mike thinks of everything surrounding him.

“I think there’s a lot we can explore of Mike Chang,” he said. “I think we haven’t explored that gap of Mike Chang and what he was thinking [when he was silent]. I would love to see what he thinks of every single character going on [around him], I’d love to see a back episode, where you know what happens, but redo it from another person’s perspective. Mike Chang has seen a lot of what’s going on. He’s real quiet and he hasn’t said anything, but I’d love for him to — not snap in front of everyone, but give his two cents on what has happened…I would love it if they took that, because [it could be] so much fun.”

Um, that would be fantastic. (And perfectly fitting with GLEE’s tone, right?)

What do you hope to see from Mike Chang before the season ends?

And if you can’t wait for the “Michael” episode of GLEE (which airs Tuesday, January 31 at 8 PM), check out the video Fox made of the cast teasing the hour…


GLEE: Kevin McHale Teases What’s to Come (With Some Help From Chord Overstreet, Damian McGinty, and Harry Shum Jr.)

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8 Responses to “GLEE’s Harry Shum Jr.: I Want to Surprise People With What Mike’s Capable Of”

  1. Mara on January 25th, 2012 5:30 pm

    Just because i’m not american it doesnt mean that i’m not fan of the show!

    It’s unfair that only people in the USA can see the video :/

  2. Marisa Roffman on January 25th, 2012 5:31 pm

    Sorry, @Mara, unfortunately that’s Fox’s restrictions, not ours 🙁

  3. Ives on January 25th, 2012 11:04 pm

    “I think we haven’t explored that gap of Mike Chang and what he was thinking”
    Genius! Love you Harry! But i think you need a long episode, as [when he was silent], which is like always. Love the idea!! Love Mike!!

  4. Alex on January 26th, 2012 6:24 am

    I love Harry and I’m glad we can see him dance, but he’s really not a great actor, no disrespect. And I think sometimes Glee forgets that Heather Morris is also a fantastic dancer and that’s too bad. Both of them dancing together is amazing, and I wish we’d had more of that… Scream with Artie and Santana singing and Brittany and Mike dancing would have been amazing, just sayin’

  5. Alivia on January 26th, 2012 5:52 pm

    I think more of him would be best thing ever!! I love him he really is the best one on the show!!

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